Farm Management

Registration Open for 2024 Field Days

ILSoyAdvisor is committed to addressing the diverse soybean production challenges across Illinois. Join us for our summer field events, Field Talks and Tailgate Talks, where agronomic experts will provide region-specific advice and the latest agronomic information.

By |May 3, 2024|

Bulletins Live! Two – Are You in Compliance?

ILSoyAdvisor Soy Envoy, Karen Corrigan, introduces Bulletins Live! Two, a web-based application with access to Endangered Species Protection Bulletins, an extension of pesticide labels. She urges applicators to generate reports outlining any usage limitations or restrictions in their area prior to spraying.

By |April 16, 2024|

International Benchmarks for Soybean Production

This farmdoc article analyzes yield, gross revenue, and costs across soybean farms in Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States, finding notably higher figures for U.S. farms. Overall, the period from 2018 to 2022 was profitable for soybean production across most farms, except for the typical farm in Canada, exhibiting a positive economic profit.

By |March 18, 2024|

Farm Policy and the Brief Saga of Soybeans, Part 2

From farmdoc: Jonathan Coppess provides a regional overview of soybean adoption by American farmers, spanning over a century. He explains how the pace of adoption and the changes in crop rotations were not uniform among the states and crops.

By |January 23, 2024|

Register Today for Soybean Summit on February 1st

Join Illinois Soybean Association at the annual Soybean Summit in Champaign for the latest in soybean production. Attendees will be updated on cover crop trends, secrets to high-yield soybean farming, 2024’s chemical supply chain, and soybean pest management. Register today!

By |December 6, 2023|

Comparing Direct Costs of Soybean Production in the United States and Brazil

The direct costs of soybean production in the Brazilian State of Mato Grosso have increased at a similar rate to those in Illinois since 2016. Direct input costs in Brazil reached record levels for the 2022/2023 crop season and are projected to decline for the 2023/2024 crop season. Overall, the direct costs to produce soybeans have been higher in Mato Grosso than in Illinois. Today’s article compares trends in the direct costs of soybean production in major production regions of Brazil and the United States, the world’s largest soybean producers and exporters.

By |December 6, 2023|
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